Food For Thought Adult Education Program

We are excited to announce that our Food for Thought Program is coming back and will be an adult education program as part of the mission of the Women’s Group. It will be open to all parish members, friends, and anyone inquiring about the Faith.

Saturday, February 25, 2023 Topic – Great Lent. Bring your questions and misconceptions

  • Vespers 5pm
  • Dinner and lesson 6-8pm
  • Potluck – please bring a dish to share.

This is an adult education program. This may be a great time for the kids to spend time with grandparents or friends, so the adults can enjoy this educational opportunity. If you would like to attend but have a difficult time finding child care, please let Soraya Bandeli know. We look forward to seeing as many as possible as we grow together in the Faith.

Cancer Care Bags 2023

Please check out this SignUpGenius link and sign up to bring items to fill care bags for cancer patients and appreciation bags for nurses. We will be assembling the bags on Sunday, February 19. Please see Kh. Alyssa with any questions.

Family Night is Resuming – February 11, 2023

Mark your calendars for the second Saturday of each month! Starting on Saturday, February 11, we will meet at 3:30 for a time of fellowship and board game playing before praying Vespers at 5:00. After Vespers we will enjoy a meal together. Everyone in our Saint Michael family is welcome, and you are encouraged to invite a friend! Bring your favorite board game! If you have any questions, please speak to Kh. Alyssa.

International Fall Food Fest – November 12, 2022

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Every year in the fall our church holds an International Food Fest where the entire parish comes together to cook authentic items from around the world. Everyone participates in planning, shopping, preparing, cooking, baking, setting up, selling, and cleaning up afterward. The International Food Fest proceeds benefit the entire church.

This year the International Food Fest is planned for Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. We have many volunteers but could still use more. There are lots of things to do including shopping, washing pans, pots, bowls, and utensils used in preparation which is vital and important parts of the process and crucial to the event’s success.

We will be making and selling many favorites again like Spanakopita, Stuffed Cabbage, Kibbee, Baklava, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Spaghetti Sauce, and Meatballs, Koulourakia, Biscotti, Pizzelles, and many other items including baked goods.

Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling – September 17, 2022

On Saturday, September 17 from 9 – 12NOON we will hold a SHREDDING and E-waste reduction day!

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While raising money to support St. Michael the Archangel


$10 per box (roughly the size of a banker’s box). Can include paper clips and staples / no 3-ring binders.


$5 – Peripherals 1

  • Computer Fans
  • Calculators
  • Electronic Toys
  • Pagers
  • Kitchen Electronics
  • Docking Stations
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Walkie-Talkies
  • Cell Phones
  • Remote Controls
  • MP3’s

$10 – Peripherals 2

  • Camcorders
  • VCR Players
  • DVD Players
  • Radios
  • Stereos *
  • Routers/Modems
  • Office Phones
  • Printers
  • Faxes
  • Cameras
  • GPS
  • Navigation
  • Receivers
  • Cameras
  • CD Players
  • Scanners
  • Home phones

$15 – Peripherals 3

  • Game Consoles
  • Cable Boxes
  • Copiers
  • Digital Converters
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Laptops
  • Air conditioners
  • Tablets
  • Small Servers
  • Monitors *
  • DVR’s
  • PC’s
  • Microwaves


Backpack Blessings 2022

Once again we are collecting NEW school supplies for 15 children living at the Village at Cataumet, a transitional housing shelter. Please see the list of suggested items and bring your donations to church by Sunday, August 21. On Sunday, August 29 we will pack and deliver the filled backpacks to be distributed as needed to the children at the Village at Cataumet. Thank you for donating time, supplies, and money to help these kids start the school year off on the right foot!!! Please see Kh. Alyssa for details.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training – May 31-June 5, 2022

Flyer & Registration Form

All are welcome! The tuition for Level 1 Formation Part 1 is $400. For those in Orthodox Churches, of all jurisdictions, it is $250. Registration is limited to 12 people.

When: May 31-June 5, 2022
Tuesday following Memorial Day through Sunday
Weekdays and Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm, Sunday 1-6pm
Where: Michael the Archangel Antiochian Orthodox Church
62 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635

Course Overview: Formation Courses are the method by which the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is offered to
adults. Each formation course includes preparation in giving the presentations (the lessons) to the children, provides a
solid background in the Montessori educational approach, and instructs in the theological foundation of this work. The
Formation Leader assists the adult catechist in writing an album of lessons, how to prepare the learning environment,
and how to make the experiential materials for the children’s work. The National Certificate of Completion will be issued
to those who successfully complete both parts of the Level 1 training. The fee for this certificate is included in the
registration fee.
Formation Leader: Anne Marie McCollum began her journey with CGS in 2010 when she helped launch one of the first
Orthodox CGS programs. As a homeschooling mother of five she fell in love with the Catechesis as a way to help bring
her children into deeper relationship with the Good Shepherd. In 2014 Anne Marie was recognized as a CGS Level I Formation
Leader by the National Association of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, becoming the second Orthodox formation
leader for CGS. She is trained in all three levels of CGS and currently serves as a Level III catechist at St. Ignatius
Antiochian Orthodox Church in Franklin, TN. When she isn’t teaching, Anne Marie enjoys reading, hiking, camping,
chasing waterfalls, and sharing her love of the outdoors with anyone who will listen! Anne Marie and her husband,
Joshua, reside in middle Tennessee with their three youngest children, one dog, five chickens, and a constantly revolving
stock of sheep, goats, and cattle.

For more information email our course coordinator:
Kh. Yvonne Butts at

Save the date – Sunday, February 7, 2021

On Sunday, February 7 (after coffee hour) we will be heading to Main Street in Hyannis to hang handmade scarves for homeless. This year, in addition to the scarves, we will also be placing “care bags” around town that will be filled with items such as tooth paste, socks, etc.

Please join us for this heart-warming outreach endeavor!

Calling All Cookie Bakers 2020

This year, we will be donating 65 Christmas meals to needy families at Faith Family Kitchen. The meal will consist of a ham, a grocery store gift card, and a tin of homemade cookies. Delivery of the meals will be on the morning of Monday, December 21. If you love to bake, have always wanted to bake, or are just willing to share some of your time to make a struggling family’s Christmas a little brighter, please, please, please:

  1. Email Kh. Alyssa ( and let her know how many filled cookie tins you will be donating. We need 65!!!
  2. Buy (or reuse) some cookie tins. (Please contact Kh. Alyssa if you are willing to bake but getting tins will be an issue for you.)
  3. Bake! Bake! Bake! (Most of the cookies should be homemade, but you can certainly include some candy or store-bought cookies in each tin.)
  4. Bring your filled cookie tins to the church by Sunday, December 20. (Please contact Kh. Alyssa if you are willing to bake but are unable to get your filled tins to the church.)

We have cookie recipes that need to be tested. If you’re interested in trying something new, please let Soraya know.

THANK YOU! May you and your family be blessed by the time you spend sharing the love of Christ with others!